Sounds of Eden presents:
African Vibes (A celebration of African music and style)
Date: Thursday 16th Nov
Time: 9.00pm till late (doors open 5pm)
Venue: Viva-Viva, 18 High St. Hornsey London N8
Tube: Turnpike Lane, then bus 144
Info: 07956 475 245 - http://www.soundsofeden.net/avprogrm.htm
Featuring: Kari Bannerman - The ‘Highlife’ Explosion!
Singer/ songwriter Kari Bannerman is all set to bring the hippest ‘Highlife’ to North London.
Even at school it was clear Kari was a child prodigy, he started his professional career soon after leaving school by forming and leading his own band ‘Boombaya’.
Within a year they had won Ghana’s ‘Band of the Year’ award, this was followed up by an extensive tour of UK. This all happened during the mid 70’s when punk and reggae where the underground sub cultures in Britain. Boombaya’s fresh style and originality enabled them to build up a following of converts to their dynamic African sound.
Kari’s talents continued to cause a stir and in 1976 he was invited to join Osibisa as lead guitarist. Osibisa, one of the most successful African groups of all time had repeatedly topped album charts in 4 continents, at the height of their success, they had a worldwide audience.
He toured and recorded several albums with them playing on some of the greatest stages alongside World-renowned artistes such as Ronnie Laws, Hugh Masekela, Peter Green (Fleetwood Mac), Odyssey and highlife supremo E T Mensah.
Kari brings the dynamic and uplifting sounds of 'Highlife' music to African Vibes, you know where and you know when!